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Hilbert transform pair

We know the Hilbert transform is defined as: $$ y(t)=\mathcal{H}(x(t))=\mathrm{P.V.}\ \{x(t)*\frac{1}{\pi t}\} $$ In the frequency domain this is equivalent to: $$ Y(f)=X(f)\times (-j\mathrm{sgn}(f)) ...
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Finding the period of the solution to $y'(x) = y(x) \cdot cos(x + y(x))$ with Fourier transform; how to interpret complex result?

A question elsewhere on this site asks about detecting the frequency of oscillations in a system defined by differential equations. The equation is $y'(x) = y(x) \cdot cos(x + y(x))$. The solution ...
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Rational approximation of $\tanh\,(\sqrt[4]{s}$)

I'd like to find a rational representation of $$f(s) = \frac{\tanh\,\sqrt[4]{s}}{\sqrt[4]{s}}= \frac{a_0 + a_1 s + a_2 s^2 + ... + a_n s^n}{b_0 + b_1 s + b_2 s^2 + ... + b_m s^m} $$ For the case ...
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Compressive Sensing matrix

I am working with compressive sensing recovery with image and I test with various sensing matrices: Case 1: Sensing matrix A of size MxN is i.i.d Gaussian matrix. Case 2: Sensing matrix A is size of ...
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BIBO stable system

I would like to ask if this system is Bounded Input Bounded Output stable : $$y[n] = r^nx[n],\quad r\in \mathbb{R}$$ And why? I think this system is stable because $$| x[n] | ≤ B,\quad B < ...
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Is there a better approach than DFT for identifying known pitches in a sound sample?

I've been using DFT to extract information about which notes are being played in a sample of music. My understanding of it is fairly basic but what I have so far works a at least in principle. ...
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Phase reference of a periodic signal

Assume an arbitrary (discrete) signal that is periodic and known over a whole period. I need a way to select a characteristic point along the signal such that I can always retrieve it even when the ...
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Sketching the spectrum of a signal

The figure below shows Fourier spectrum of a signal $g(t)$ Sketch the spectrum of the signal $2g(t)\cos^2(100\pi t)$. Show value in sketch.
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Query regarding phase of analytic signal.

Using the following matlab commands, phase of analytic signal can be obtained. sig_a = hilbert ( sig ) ; ph = atan(angle(sig_a)) ; As for as my understanding is angle(sig_a) will give phase of ...
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number of possible component in sinusoidal model

suppose that we have following model $y[t]=A_1(sin(\omega_1*t+\phi_1)+A_2*sin(\omega_2*t+\phi_2)+....+A_p*sin(\omega_p*t+\phi_p)$+$z(t)$ my question is not related how to determine number of ...
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Any good introductory book/tutorial on Fourier Transform (up to FFT) with plenty of exercises and solutions?

I wonder what could be a good book to start learning in depth all aspects of the Fourier transform up to the FFT algorithm, and beyond. I am going to dedicate quite some time on the subject, so I ...
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Wavelet or FFT for Transient signal analysis?

For now I use FFT to analyze the response of an electrical system to some transient signal. The transient signal is $x(t)$, which translates to $X(w)$ in the frenquency domain. On the other hand I ...
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laplace transform of a sine function

I'm a little confused about how to find Laplace transforms of a sine function when it is a function of time. As in, suppose the function is $x(t)=\sin(at)$ , then I can proceed to get ...
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Integrating two exponentials produces a cosine integral? Can somebody explain?

I discovered the following conversation that I do not understand. It reads: $$\int_{-U_1}^0 {(\frac {u_1} {U_1}+1)e^{-j\omega_1u_1}}~du_1+\int_0^{U_1} {(-\frac {u_1} {U_1}+1)e^{-j\omega_1u_1}}~du_1 = ...
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Fourier Transform: why do all segments generate the same magnitude response?!

I'm working on a DTMF program, and what I've done is to break the one long input signal I initially receive into a bunch of smaller components. I perform an FFT on each of the small components and ...
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Finding the period of complex exponential function

I am having some trouble finding the period of the following discrete signal: $x[n]=e^{jn2\pi/3}+e^{jn3\pi/4}$
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How do digital filters work in time domain?

I am trying to understand how do digital filters work and how to actually calculate the output numerically. I have read that they are characterised by a transfer function $H(z)$ which results in a ...
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understanding of discrete prolate spheroidal sequences

i would like to know some details about discrete prolate spheroidal sequences or Slepian sequences,because they have application in multitaper method used in DSP,as i undersood they are time varying ...
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What's the point of Dirac delta function?

I have heard that The main useful property of Dirac delta function is it's fundamental property that $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(x)\delta(x-a)dx=f(a) $$ I don't understanding why this equation is ...
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Why divide by N (length of input sequence) during IDFT?

During DFT of a input sequence of length N, we find X(k). We find inner product with a basis vector to get the coefficient: X(k) = <x[n], e[k, n]>    |  k = 0, 1, 2, ... ...
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LTI system response question

if figure (b) is the output of signal in figure (a) in an LTI system, how can I get the output of another signal (one in figure c) in an LTI system?
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Question about the frequency domain and the fourier transform

if you have a signal say x(t) in continuous time and you transform it using the Fourier transform for continuous time you get X(w) which is the frequency domain representation of this signal x(t). ...
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equal-variance whitening transform

Out of all the whitening transformations, PCA gives us the one that maximizes the discrepancy in variances, i.e. the components in the PCA basis have the biggest and the smallest variances. How does ...
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analog BANDPASS filter difference equation

does anyone know what is the difference equation for band pass filters in terms of bandwidth,low frequency,high frequency.... I'm trying to design a band pass DISCRETE filter using Mat lab !
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recovering of time series in SSA

i am trying to reconstruct time series from SSA ,because according to this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_spectrum_analysis there is procedure ...
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Amplitude Spectrum, Nyquist Frequency, mixed/min/max wavelets

The problem is here. Now I know the definition of mixed/max/min phase wavelets, whether the roots lie within the unit circle or not. Starting from n = 1, let $$ x_t = ( 5, 6) $$ $$ X(z) = 5 + 6z $$ ...
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Autocorrelation and spectral density in MATLAB

This question is threefold. We have an LTI system that is a first degree Butterworth LP filter with the power TF where fu = 110Hz and ...
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Phase vocoder equation

I know I can adjust the frequency of a waveform using a modified version of the sine wave equation amplitude*cos(2*pi*frequency*time+phase) this will allow me to adjust the frequency of a signal. ...
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Is the autocorrelation of a function the same if one term is flipped on the y axis?

I have some questions about autocorrelation. They are very related, so I thought that one single post was appropriate for the topic. The first question is already illustrated in the subject: if I ...
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Fourier transform of 1 cycle of sine wave

Consider the signal: $\begin{align*} f(t) &= \sin(\omega t) \tag{$0 \leq t \leq 2\pi/\omega$}\\ &= 0 \tag{elsewhere} \end{align*}$ How to compute the Fourier transform of $f(t)$? I ...
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use relevant wavelet basis for periodic components

i would like to understand how should i use following code for code for detection of uknown frequencies?let us consider following signal ...
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The fourier transformation of complicated function

What is the Fourier transformation of $\operatorname{sech}(at)\operatorname{exp}(bt^2)$, where $a$ and $b$ are some constant?
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is following model stationary?

I am interested if following model is stationary,model is represented by following formula $$ x(n) = \sum_{p=1}^{P} a_p \cos(2\pi f_pn + \phi_p) + \epsilon(n) $$ $n$ is changing from $1$ to $N$, I ...
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detect largest period in non-harmonic components

let us consider following sinusoidal components $\sin(2\pi 13.5t)+\sin(2\pi 13.99t)+\sin(2\pi 25.3t)+\sin(2\pi 26t)$, clearly this is not periodic in total,because frequencies or periods are not ...
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understanding the convolution in signals and systems

Hi : I've been reading introductions to signals and systems but my background is probability and statistics. In probability, the concept of convolution makes perfect sense to me. If $t$ is a random ...
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Curve Fitting a Cyclical Pattern of Data

I'm analyzing phonological characteristics of the 22 letters used in the Hebrew alphabet, and assigned each letter an enumeration to see if they are organized based on place of articulation: ...
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Transforms with $O(N \log N)$ Complexity

Beside the Discrete Fourier and Walsh-Hadamard operators, are there any non-trivial, bijective operators that admit an evaluation algorithm of $O(N \log N)$ time complexity or better, whose inverses ...
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Fourier transform, what is the signal we're analyzing?

I studied Fourier Transform at university (very basic) and I know that it is a mathematical tool to get the frequencies out of a time signal (of some kind). There's something I have always wondered: ...
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What is the relationship between periodicity in a time domain signal and periodicity in the frequency domain representation of the same signal?

Is it true that the frequency domain representations of signals are always periodic? If so, is there intuition as to why? I'm having some trouble understanding what periodicity in the frequency ...
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Multiplication with the derivative of the dirac delta

I have a function $x(t)$ that I'm multiplying with $\frac{d}{dt}\delta(t-kT)$ I know the property that $\frac{d}{dt}\delta(t-kT) = -\frac{\delta(t-kT)}{t-kT}$, and if I use that: ...
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Average power of a signal

What is the average power of the signal below?
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Should mean be subtracted before conducting singular spectrum analysis (SSA)?

I have read that for the multivariate form you need to subtract the mean and divide by the standard deviation. Is this necessary before performing basic SSA on one signal? Thanks
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How can I calculate distribution of minima of sections of a continuous path (from a stochastic process)?

I have a long slab whose width is defined by a stochastic process, whose complete statistics I am aware of, say. I now cut it into smaller sections of uniform length, and calculate the minimum width ...
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Finding transfer function with Fast Fourier Fransform.

I have two signals with input = a(t) and output = b(t) that have been sampled every 0.01s and as such the fast Fourier transform has been used on both and utilised to produce a transfer function. The ...
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Features of continuous-time sinusoidal signal

How I can find features of sinusoidal signals such as; amplitude, cyclic frequency, radian frequency, period ($T◦$), phase in degrees, phase in radians of an $x(t) = A \cos(2\pi f◦t + \phi)$. I ...
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Determining valid frequency domain DTFT's

This question may or not be off-topic but it concerns Fourier Transforms so I'm assuming it's of some relevance here. One of my problem set questions is... Are the following frequency domain ...
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The signal $\cos(2 \pi t )$ is an eigenfunction of every LTI system?

for $\sin(2 \pi t)$: Apparently that it's not an eigenfunction real-valued impulse response $h(t)$ but it's a eigenfunction for real-valued and even impulse response $h(t)$ What gives?
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what does the sine function tell you about an input

Intuitively, I'm trying to understand the significance of the input in a sine function. I'm currently, trying to develop intuition behind sinusoids and what the input tells you about the output and ...
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What is the meaning of a continuous curve in the frequency domain?

I am sorry for how rudimentary this question will sound. I approach the frequency domain thinking in discrete terms. The plane is frequency on the x axis and amplitude on they y (ignoring phases). ...
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Getting wiener filter coefficients in Matlab

I need to find two coefficients (w1,w2) for a wiener predictor filter of the signal x(n)=0.65x(n-1)-0.7x(n-2)+v(n) where: ...